Summer Classes

Adult Classes
A limited number of classes are held in the evenings during the summer at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center. Registration for classes begins Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 a.m.
Dance & Fitness Classes
Each class meets for 6 weeks
Dates: Wednesdays, June 12 – July 24 (no class July 3)
Fee: $30.00 per class
Grades: 9 and up


PiYo is athletic training that is influenced by Pilates and Yoga.
Activity #258060
Time: 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Robyn Ewalt


Admire Fred and Ginger? Bring your shoes, or borrow a pair from us and make some noise with your feet!
Activity #252060
Time: 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ashley Geist-Cusick


Contemporary is one of the most dominant genres of dance in the world; experienced dancers and beginners alike are welcome in this class that combines many styles of dance into one!
Activity #258660
Time: 7:15 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jordan Rohrbach


Caleb Crosby has been lampworking and working with soft glass, for nearly twenty years. Join Caleb on Friday afternoons as he demonstrates required skills to safely manipulate clear and colored glass with a torch. Ages 18 and up. No charge. This is a drop in activity.
Dates: June 7 – July 26 (No demo July 5)
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby


Take time to enjoy a warm summer day while learning and building artistic techniques associated with gouache painting. Gouache is a very versatile medium, blending the translucent flexibility of watercolors, and opaque flow of acrylics. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #213900
Date: Wednesday, June 5
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jay Hopkins
Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: May 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


Gratia Brown, a ceramic artist, and Assistant Professor of Art at NSU, will be offering a one day raku workshop. The workshop includes glazing application techniques, suggestions of glaze combinations, alternative firing processes, raku firing demonstrations, and instructions. This is a make and take workshop, where bisque pieces will be glazed, Fired, smoked, cooled and ready to take home. Participants will need to have 3 - 4 bisque ware pieces, made out of Raku Clay and ready to glaze prior to the start of the workshop. There will be a limited number of ready to glaze bisque pieces to purchase, for a separate supply fee, prior to the start of the workshop. raku is an exciting, yet unpredictable way to fire pottery. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #211572
Date: Wednesday, June 19
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Gratia Brown
Fee: $40.00 plus $20.00 supply fee
Preregister By: June 13
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


Learn several aspects of weaving and setting up looms, from warp calculations to fully dressing a loom. Each student will have a loom to set up and work on. A material fee, pending projects selected, will be paid to the instructor. Ages 18 and up.

Supply List: pen or pencil, scissors, tape measure, notebook, and post-it-notes. Or students may rent a supply kit for $3.00 payable to instructor.
Activity# 212210
Dates: Wednesdays, June 5 - July 24 (No class July 3)
Time: Session A: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
          Session B: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Aguis
Fee: $115.00 plus supply fee payable to Instructor
Preregister by: May 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/4


The pottery studio will be open for use during off-class times for practice with hand building, wheel throwing and other projects involving stoneware, chads bod, or earthenware clay. Clay fees include clay, glaze, and one bisque and glaze firings, (excluding alternative firings). Open Studio hours are Wednesdays, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ages: high school students through adult. Open pottery studio participants must schedule an appointment for orientation prior to working in the studio, as well as sign in at the front desk, each time prior to utilizing the studio space.
Dates: Wednesdays, June 5 - July 31
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fees: $50.00 for 25 lbs. of Stoneware
          $50.00 for 25 lbs. of Chads bod
          $40.00 for 25 lbs. of Earthenware


Looking for a creative outlet as a way to combat stress? Look no further than our Open Studio! The Wellness Open Studio is a place to immerse yourself in creativity through Art Journaling, Coloring, Zentangle drawing or perhaps a project (painting, scrapbooking, sewing, etc.) to bring on your own! Journaling, Coloring and Zentangle supplies available; otherwise bring your own supplies. Ages 14 and up. No charge. This is a drop in activity.
Dates: Thursdays, June 6 - July 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center

    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7081
    Fax: 605-626-7989

How to Register:

  • In Person: ARCC       225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081